archive: SETI FW: [ASTRO] Spacecraft distances from the Sun

SETI FW: [ASTRO] Spacecraft distances from the Sun

Larry Klaes ( )
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 14:30:18 -0400

Here is for starters:

Though you may need to squint, this chart shows where the
Pioneer and Voyager probes have been from their launches in
1972, 1973, and 1977, through 1992:

Pioneer 10 and 11 -

Voyager 1 and 2 -

Ulysses -


From: Jega A. Arulpragasam
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 11:45 AM
To: astro list
Subject: [ASTRO] Spacecraft distances from the Sun

Could someone please provide me with the current distances from the Sun
of the Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft that are now winging their way out
of the solar system? I would also be grateful for information on what
the distances for these four spacecraft were in 1987 -- if available.

Finally, I would like to find out the maximum distance from the plane of
the ecliptic that Ulysses reaches.

Jega A. Arulpragasam <>
Lunenburg, MA
71 deg 43'W 42 deg 37'N